Chamber & Community Calendar
Sep
28
Wed
7:30 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Sep 28 @ 7:30 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio
Listen in to WINY Radio Station 1350 AM or 97.1 FM between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM to hear Chamber President, Sheila Frost introduce Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Members who share important information about …

Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio Read More »

Sep
30
Fri
6:30 pm Halloween Movie in the Park @ Rotary Park
Halloween Movie in the Park @ Rotary Park
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Halloween Movie in the Park @ Rotary Park
FRIDAY, September 30, 2022 Dusk (~6:30pm)           Halloween Movie in the Park Kick-off spooky season with The Putnam Rotary Club as they host a movie night in Rotary Park! The feature will …

Halloween Movie in the Park Read More »

Oct
1
Sat
11:00 am The Willimantic Downtown Country... @ Jillson Square
The Willimantic Downtown Country... @ Jillson Square
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Willimantic Downtown Country Fair @ Jillson Square
FREE!  Everyone is welcome. Book Fair, Clothing Swap, Music, Food, Vendors & Community Organizations.

Sterling

sterlingwww.sterlingct.us

Originally part of the long, narrow area called Voluntown, the northern section separated and obtained town privileges from the Connecticut General Assembly on the Second Thursday of May, 1794.  The name given was that of a temporary resident, Dr. John Sterling, who had promised the town a library in return for the honor.  Dr. Sterling failed to make good on his promise, but a library was obtained by soliciting private donations.

The first Town Meeting was held on June 9, 1794, at a home on Sterling Hill.  The first post office was established at Sterling Hill on October 1, 1809.  The American Manufacturing Company, also known as Potter’s Factory, was the first cotton mill in Sterling.  It was situated on Quandock River about the year 1800.  The Sterling Manufacturing Company, located on the Moosup River, was established in 1808.

Throughout its history, Sterling’s economy has developed around two primary industries – farming and manufacturing.  The agricultural industry still thrives in Sterling today.  Unfortunately, the manufacturing industry in Sterling suffered a major setback in March 1980 when the Revere Textile Company plant was completely destroyed by fire.  This conflagration did more than destroy buildings, it destroyed the economic heart of a thriving community.  Almost two hundred jobs were lost due to this fire.  However, Sterling, like the mythological Phoenix, shall rise from the ashes to its former position as a thriving community.  The development of the Town of Sterling Industrial Park was the first step to that rise.

PROFILE
Zip: 06377
Incorporated: 1794
Area: 27.2 square miles
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen / Town Meeting
Mill Rate: 31.5

IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Animal Control(860)774-1253
Assessor(860)564-3030
Fire Department – Oneco(860)564-7425
Fire Department – Sterling(860)564-7435
Fire Marshall(860)564-7836
Library(860)564-2692
Parks & Recreation(860)564-2136
Police(860)779-4900
Selectmen(860)564-2904
Tax Collector(860)564-7563
Town Clerk(860)564-2657
Town Hall(860)564-1660
Transfer Station(860)564-7750
SCHOOLS
Sterling Memorial School(860)564-2728

 



GOLD SPONSORS

Eastern CT Saving Bank

NorthStar Home Loans

Stephen Adams Attorney

Centreville BankWBAsponsors8

DKH_BLUEWeiss Hale ZahanskyGOLD

worksite_toolkitbookDownload your
Worksite Wellness Tool Kit, today!

Chamber & Community Calendar
Sep
28
Wed
7:30 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Sep 28 @ 7:30 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio
Listen in to WINY Radio Station 1350 AM or 97.1 FM between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM to hear Chamber President, Sheila Frost introduce Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Members who share important information about …

Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio Read More »

Sep
30
Fri
6:30 pm Halloween Movie in the Park @ Rotary Park
Halloween Movie in the Park @ Rotary Park
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Halloween Movie in the Park @ Rotary Park
FRIDAY, September 30, 2022 Dusk (~6:30pm)           Halloween Movie in the Park Kick-off spooky season with The Putnam Rotary Club as they host a movie night in Rotary Park! The feature will …

Halloween Movie in the Park Read More »

Oct
1
Sat
11:00 am The Willimantic Downtown Country... @ Jillson Square
The Willimantic Downtown Country... @ Jillson Square
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Willimantic Downtown Country Fair @ Jillson Square
FREE!  Everyone is welcome. Book Fair, Clothing Swap, Music, Food, Vendors & Community Organizations.
Scroll to Top